- New study says drinking coffee regularly is advantageous to health
- It can serve as a protection against early death from various illnesses
- The new research stressed habitual coffee drinkers have lower rates of coronary artery disease and of cardiovascular ailment
Contrary to prior belief, a new research has found that drinking coffee regularly does not lead to health-threatening heart palpitations but rather stressed it is good for health and can prevent early death.
An article written by Adam Boult which was published on The Telegraph stated that the study conducted by researchers at the University of California-San Francisco, is the largest ever to assess the relationship between dietary patterns and extra heartbeats.
Dr. Gregory Marcus, the research head, claimed that clinical recommendations advising people against the regular consumption of caffeinated products to prevent disturbances of the heart’s cardiac rhythm should now be reconsidered.
According to the research team, the study involved 1,388 people with an average age of 72 wherein they noted that some 60 per cent of the individuals take caffeinated product every day.
The researchers then tried to measure for instances of premature ventricular contractions (PVCs), which start in the lower chambers of the heart, and premature atrial contractions (PACs), starting in the upper chambers of the heart, but found no evidence nor traces that caffeine consumption caused them to occur more often.
This contradicts previous studies that linked both types of contractions to caffeine consumption.
As explained by the study authors, earlier studies did not use PACs or PVCs as a primary outcome, and examined patients with known arrhythmias.
PACs have been shown to result in atrial fibrillation, stroke and death, and PVCs are associated with increased heart failure, coronary artery disease and death.
As proven in the new study, regular coffee consumption has been associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus and other cardiovascular risk factors such as obesity and depression.
It was further concluded that habitual coffee drinkers have lower rates of coronary artery disease and of cardiovascular ailment, as well.
Coffee ranks as among one of the most commonly consumed beverages in the United States and is the main source of caffeine intake among adults, the report noted.